To Russia With Love is documentary that explores LGBT rights through the lives and experiences of gay athletes – and these are not just any old athletes. We’re talking Olympic medalists – Billie Jean King, Mark Tewksbury, Greg Louganis, Charline Labonté (above) – the best of the best. Also included are notable figures in and out side of the sports community – figures like Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations and USA Hockey personnel director Brian Burke, Russian Open Games’ Konstantin Yablotsky and Elvina Yuvakaeva, David Remnick, editor-in-chief-of The New Yorker, actor/activist Stephen Fry and the Brooklyn Nets’ Jason Collins.
To Russia With Love was shot in cities around the world, from Sochi, New York City, Calgary, Toronto, St. Petersburg and Moscow and our guide on this journey will be the colorful athlete and commentator, Johnny Weir. It premieres on EPIX on Wednesday, October 22nd. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.